Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A long awaited day trip

I'm off to Stratford in the morning. Ever since I read about it in Clara Callan, I've wanted to do a day trip to Stratford by train to see a play. It just sounded kind of cool.

Of course, I read the book years ago and I'm only getting around to it now. Every summer, I'd think I should go see a play. Then things would come up and soon enough I was making plans for the next year. It was kind of a ritual.

This year things have finally changed. Last week, I looked at the fact that I would have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off this week and I quickly made plans before something else could come up.

So it's off to Stratford on the 1105 train to catch a matinee showing of Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair. Then it's an evening in Stratford and a train ride that will get me back to Union Station by 1130 at night.

So, am I the only one who has made travel plans inspired by a good book?


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have MADE lots of travel plans inspired by a good book, but haven't really followed through on them. Have a great time in Stratford, and enjoy the train! It's a great way to travel.

Daibhin said...

My train trip accross Canada was inspired by a book!

Remi said...

The train trip across Canada is great. What book inspired your trip?

Daibhin said...

Last Train to Toronto: A Canadian Rail Odyssey by Terry Pindell